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Suite de l'Ocean Oriental

Jacques Nicolas BELLIN

(1703 - 1772)

“Suite de l'Ocean Oriental
Contenant les Isles de la Sonde les Costes de Tunquin
et de la Chine les Isles du Ja
Magnificent engraved map of South East Asia dated 1746 in the decorative cartouche and coming from the famous work of Prévost d'Exiles “Histoire Générale des Voyages” published in Paris by Didot from 1746 to 1789.
The map shows the coasts of Cambogia, Tunquin, China and Corea, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, the Moluques, New Guinee and Philippines and at the top the Isles of Japan.
Top left a nice decorative engraved cartouche and at center an impressive 32 point compass rose.
Very nice example printed on laid paper, with wide margins, untouched on three sides, very close to the platemark and partially replaced with old paper on the left one, with the usual vertical and orizzontal binding folds stronger on the lower border, a small rust stain at the right border otherwise in excellent condition with a recent bright accurate watercolouring.
Bellin was the first chief “Ingénieur hydrographe de la Marine” and worked at the “Dépot de cartes, plans et journaux du Ministère de la Marine” for a long time, carrying out cartographic work of the highest quality, he was also a Member of the Royal Society of London.

Goss “The Mapmaker's Art” London 1993 pag.298 e 299.
Moreland-Bannister “Antique Maps A Collector’s Guide” Oxford 1989 pag.136.

Size in mm: 300 x 313

Price: € 200,00